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Spare The Air Day Declared For Monday

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — This winter’s string of Spare the Air Days will continue Monday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Sunday.

Due to unhealthy air quality conditions, Monday will be the 12th Spare the Air Day declared this winter, and the second of New Year.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood or other solid fuels on Spare the Air days either indoors or out. The ban is intended to help limit winter air pollution caused by particulates and soot from wood smoke, which are linked to illnesses including asthma, bronchitis and lung disease.

The ban affects Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and central and southern Sonoma and southwestern Solano counties.

For more information, go to www.sparetheair.org or call 1 (877) 4No-Burn.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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